DJ Buseman - December 2022
DJ Buseman – December 2022
DJ shows us what the cattle eat and how they mix up the feed.
Math problem: DJ talks about the diet or recipe they use for each group of cattle. The ingredient list below is what one heifer needs to eat each day. Using the ingredient list, can you determine how much of each ingredient DJ needs to add to the mixer wagon in order to feed 78 heifers?
Mineral/vitamins = 0.25 Pounds
Earlage = 23 pounds
Protein pellets = 1.75 pounds
Alfalfa hay = 11 pounds
Sorghum/sudan grass hay = 9 pounds
Total for one 1,000-pound heifer to eat each day is 45 pounds of feed.
Additional Resources: DJ talked about Earlage, which is how they harvest and store the corn to feed the cattle. When the corn is harvested, packed to get the air out, and covered in plastic (like a Ziploc bag) this process allows the corn to become fermented. This is kind of like turning a cucumber in to a pickle! Here’s a great link about the science of pickles. http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/pickles/index.html
Also find more information here about Earlage compared to corn silage